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  1. #1
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    Lightbulb NEW G26 Cleaning Question?

    I just bought my first GLOCK26 and love it!!
    I have never owned or shot a glock before,
    however I have owned numerous handguns.
    I read a thread in here about break in periods and
    how Glocks are ready to go right out of the box with
    an orange lube already in it. The only problem is that I read
    this thread after I field stripped it and clean and lubed it.
    My question is this. I feild strip mine after everytime I fire it.
    rather it be 10 rnds or 400 rnds is this too much cleaning for
    the Glocks line of pistols?? I have been this way with every firearm
    I have ever owned. Question #2 I also read one guy used motor oil
    is that alright to use? Thanks for your time:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by 13fox
    I just bought my first GLOCK26 and love it!!
    I have never owned or shot a glock before,
    however I have owned numerous handguns.
    I read a thread in here about break in periods and
    how Glocks are ready to go right out of the box with
    an orange lube already in it. The only problem is that I read
    this thread after I field stripped it and clean and lubed it.
    My question is this. I feild strip mine after everytime I fire it.
    rather it be 10 rnds or 400 rnds is this too much cleaning for
    the Glocks line of pistols?? I have been this way with every firearm
    I have ever owned. Question #2 I also read one guy used motor oil
    is that alright to use? Thanks for your time:D
    I personally prefer Simple Green and then Hoppe's Elie field cleaner since they are non-toxic.

    Glock don't really have to be cleaned that often. They are not competition 1911s so you don't have to treat it as such.

    Generally just swab the barrel and you are good to go.
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    Field strip it.

    Spray it out with break cleaner.

    Run a brush down the barrel a few times and then a few dry patches.

    Let it dry while you go wash your hands and have a coke/coffee/latte/bottle of mineral water.

    Put a drop of oil on the frame's rails, then reassemble the gun.

    Finished.

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    Default Thankyou

    Thankyou guys, I have never heard of simple green,or break cleaner
    being used to clean with. Learned something new!
    Thanks again!!!

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    I recommend using whatever conventional gun cleaning products you already have. Glock does not recommend, nor do they require, any special products or procedures to maintain these pistols.

    If you need to buy products anyway, I would go to your local Wal-Mart Supercenter and pick up a can of Break-Free Powder Blast and a can of Break-Free CLP. These two products, along with the rod and brush that came with the gun, and an old T-shirt, a few pipe cleaners and Q-tips - you're set.

    If you want to use the best CLP you can find - Weapon Shield CLP

    Clay
    Last edited by Clay; 04-09-2008 at 01:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 13fox
    I just bought my first GLOCK26 and love it!!
    I have never owned or shot a glock before,
    however I have owned numerous handguns.
    I read a thread in here about break in periods and
    how Glocks are ready to go right out of the box with
    an orange lube already in it. The only problem is that I read
    this thread after I field stripped it and clean and lubed it.
    My question is this. I feild strip mine after everytime I fire it.
    rather it be 10 rnds or 400 rnds is this too much cleaning for
    the Glocks line of pistols?? I have been this way with every firearm
    I have ever owned. Question #2 I also read one guy used motor oil
    is that alright to use? Thanks for your time:D
    I have been using my Glock 26 hard. I have a little better than 1000 rounds through it now. It is such a simple gun to clean that I would not go out and buy anything fancy. I strip mine and wipe it off. Then I put a very light coat of oil on the contact surfaces (slide rails, recoil lug and the parts on the barrel that show finish wear) and I put it back together.
    God is God, and I am not.

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    I wash mine in the sink with Simple Green and hot water, and then use the air compressor to dry the parts.

    No, I'm not kidding.

    I do use Butch's Bore Shine on the bore, and Q-Tips for the little areas. The gun is white-glove inspection clean quickly. I re-oil with a bit of CLP and I'm good to go.

    Then again, I clean all my handguns like that. The AR-15's and Saiga 7.62 rifle go in the sink as well.

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    get the copper anti seize out of there, if for no other reason than to keep it from getting on your clothes and thence to everything else you touch. New Glocks tend to have some of that in the slide area and near the firing pin channel.

    I use 10w30 mobil one for lubing mine because that is what I have most of sitting around at any time.

    brake cleaner for a car will work too, but can cause some discoloration (not a big deal for a glock in my opinion).

    enjoy, I have two of the 26's and used to have a 27.
    Sean

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    Good points above.

    Yet, since you are new to the GLOCK I offer:

    1. Safety: ENSURE - repeat - ENSURE there is no round in chamber before triggering to do a field strip.

    2. Don't overlube - follow the book - a lite touch on each point. NONE in the FP channel.

    3. Safety: If loaded and not in your hand, ENSURE the trigger is covered by a holster - and - when reholstering, be mindful that Irish pennants (shirt-tails, etc.) stay clear.

    Follow the four rules and all will be well.

    I find with a daily carry that some dust/lint will find its way into nooks and crannys... a quick wipe down will help.
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    -AndyB
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironbarr
    be mindful that Irish pennants (shirt-tails, etc.) stay clear.
    Lemme guess: you were a Marine, weren'tcha? :D
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